Un nuovo parco acquatico apre il 17 giugno a San Antonio, Texas. Il primo parco acquatico completamente accessibile alle persone con disabilità. Nel parco sono a disposizione carrozzine elettriche azionate da aria compressa al posto delle batterie che possono essere utilizzate gratuitamente dagli ospiti.
Ci sono anche altri due tipi di carrozzine: una classica e una che deve essere spinta da un accompagnatore. La temperatura dell’acqua può essere variata per accogliere le esigenze di chi è sensibile al freddo.
Notizia integrale qui: http://mashable.com/2017/06/15/morgans-inspiration-island-water-park-disability/#Wu4Nia.tWiqY
Un articolo che racconta la notizia in italiano: http://www.universomamma.it/il-primo-parco-acquatico-accessibile-ai-bambini-con-disabilita-e-realta-foto/
A new water park called Morgan’s Inspiration Island was designed for people with a wide range of disability identities — and it’s mind-blowingly accessible. The park, which opens June 17 in San Antonio, Texas, is fully wheelchair-accessible and hopes to welcome people with disabilities through careful consideration in design.
The tropical-themed park features six major attractions, including an accessible river boat ride and a wide variety of splash pads — surfaces with geysers, water cannons, and rain curtains. Splash pads, unlike pools, are more accessible to people with mobility-related disabilities, but still provide the full water park experience.
The park even worked with the University of Pittsburgh to develop a revolutionary new wheelchair called PneuChair that’s propelled by compressed air instead of batteries, making them low-cost and waterproof. Guests can use the chairs for free so they don’t damage the expensive, battery-powered wheelchairs many people who regularly use wheelchairs rely on.
Another special feature of the park is the ability to quickly change water to warmer temperatures, so guests with sensitivities to cold can still enjoy attractions.
Private, quiet areas are also available for those who may get overwhelmed with crowds and noise, though park attendance is always limited to ensure a milder experience than most theme park settings.
Continue reading here: http://mashable.com/2017/06/15/morgans-inspiration-island-water-park-disability/#Wu4Nia.tWiqY
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